CrazyCook's worst nightmare
Jun. 9, 2012 7:10 pm
Updated: Jun. 13, 2012 5:54 pm
I doubt that my worst nightmare could EVER come to reality, and perhaps I'm not alone in fretting about such things, but still... fears are fears, whether they have come true or not! Fact is, that I not only LOVE to cook, but I love to entertain also...
I also tend to be extremely cautious when it comes to certain dishes.
I've only recently begun watching the show "Army Wives," but one poor gal in the episode I'm watching, lived my worst fears... While entertaining a large group of her husband's "cronies," she followed advice of another "wife," and prepared MAJOR quantities
of food. This included a humongous bowl of macaroni salad, which was too large for her to fit into the frige... You've probably guessed where I'm going with this...
I can live with my errors if I overcook a roast, or the mashed potatoes get sloppy, but to give food poisoning to all who ate the macaroni salad - or any other dish, for that matter... I believe that I'd be too embarassed to show my face again, for the duration
of my cooking career!
I used to have a kitchen witch hanging in the window of my (old) kitchen, which if I'm not mistaken is to bring luck and good fortune, watching over all that any cook prepares. Sadly, she became so covered in dust and dirt, that I discarded her long ago...
Perhaps I've not needed her, afterall, I've yet to poison anyone, including myself! So, I guess I'll continue to entertain as reasons arise, keeping all of my toes crossed for "luck." I also wonder if a new kitchen witch might not be a bad idea... Summer
gatherings are no longer on the horizon, so I might just re-check my recipes, and attempt to find such that don't require such things as mayonnaise, or shell fish!
So, till next time, be happy, be healthy, and cook safely - a little crazy won't hurt... will it?